Two Black scavengers emerge from the underbrush loaded with their total possessions the makings of a shack and a battery of pots and pans but nothing to cook in them. They are the dregs of society, the stepped upon, the spat upon.
"The play is carefully structured as a dance first with Lena's solo, then with a pas de deux, then with Boesman's verbal self expression. An old man stumbles on the two Hottentots, and becomes the physical catalyst of their relationship, precipitating a crisis and a credible resolution." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Athol Fugard, the South African playwright, has written some fine plays, but certainly none better than the amazing Boesman and Lena, which is great; absolutely superb." - ABC TV
BOESMAN AND LENA was first presented in America at the Circle in the Square on June 22, 1970. Directed by John Berry.